classic camel coat + my #1 resolution

lauren sims camel coatlauren sims camel coat A few of you might remember this camel coat I posted on instagram a few weeks back! I loved it so much I had to share with y’all before the blog post. The color is gorgeous, I love the semi-boyfriend look to it, and it’s the perfect weight for moderate winters like we have in Dallas!

lauren sims camel coat lauren sims camel coat lauren sims camel coatI always love trench coats on other people, but never love them on myself because I felt like they were a little too “new york” for me, and that I wouldn’t get much use out of it. I love that this gorgeous camel coat can be worn SO many different ways though. I wore it really casual with jeans and booties, but it could also be the perfect “wear to work” coat, or even for fall/winter weddings!

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Outfit details: Camel coat (similar here) | White v-neck sweater | Similar suede booties here and here | Mini crossbody bag here and here | Dark denim | Grey hat (also love this one) | Long beaded necklace | Power stone adjustable Y-necklace | Black sunglasses

Also, seeing as it’s the start of a new year, I’ve definitely had New Year’s resolutions on my mind. Do you guys make resolutions? I do every single year! I always write them down in my journal and I love to look back and see how I did at the end of the year.lauren sims camel coat

This year, I have a few things in mind for New Year’s resolutions…such as, cook at home more, incorporate more weight training into my fitness routine, be more organized with work stuff and the blog…I’ll probably do another post at a later time with these types of resolutions. Because even though I have a few of those on my list…more than anything this year, I long to love Jesus more, and walk with Him more closely.

Because even if I get to the end of 2017 and I can check off my cooking goal or my fitness goal or whatever it is…if I don’t love Jesus more then than I do now…what good will that do me?

As cheesy or cliche as this may sound, my number one goal this year, my number one new year’s resolutions is to walk with and love Jesus more intimately than I ever have. Yes, I have other goals or ideas in my mind, but this one is key. This one matters more than anything and I long to strive towards that goal every day.

Being a blogger and working from home gives me tons of flexibility, which I love. But it’s made spending time in the Word a little more difficult because if I don’t do it first thing in the morning, I’ll tell myself “oh I can do it after flywheel, or after my meeting.” But that rarely happens. I want to make my time with the Lord my top priority each day! Even if it means my blog post gets published an hour later or I don’t get to workout that day. Because how do you fall in love with someone more and more? By spending time with them, talking to them, and listening.

So, stay tuned for my more “tangible” resolutions that I’ll share soon! But, I wanted to share this one with y’all first because it’s first in my heart and I think the most important thing I can do this year.

 

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11 Comments

11 Comments on classic camel coat + my #1 resolution

  1. Ashley
    January 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm (4 months ago)

    I really love this Lauren! I love how openly you talk about Jesus and your goals to love Him more. I feel like many times bloggers or just people in general can skirt around the issue or make it more broad or just “spiritual.” I love that you are very blunt about loving Jesus and loving Him well! A devoted quiet time in the morning (not to the background of Live with Kelly) is my NYE resolution too. Happy New Year!

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    • laurenkaysims
      January 4, 2017 at 8:57 pm (4 months ago)

      wow, thanks so much for your encouragement! honestly, it takes a conscious effort to be really open about my walk with the Lord on here, exactly because of what you said…so many people are just very vague/broad about it. so I don’t want to offend anyone, or come off too “weird” haha. but I love being real with y’all, and this really was my top priority this year!
      thanks again for your encouragement, and for reading!

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    • laurenkaysims
      January 4, 2017 at 8:56 pm (4 months ago)

      yes! I feel like this will be a resolution of mine every single year, until we get to heaven!

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  2. Lily Bea
    January 3, 2017 at 10:49 pm (4 months ago)

    Love the key resolution! You have inspired me to do the same! Thank you!

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    • laurenkaysims
      January 4, 2017 at 8:55 pm (4 months ago)

      that’s amazing – love hearing that! happy new year!

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  3. Anna
    January 4, 2017 at 7:50 pm (4 months ago)

    I love that this coat is more of the boyfriend fit! Super cute. Love your resolution, too. This one will make attaining the others more fulfilling!

    Loved it!

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    • laurenkaysims
      January 4, 2017 at 8:51 pm (4 months ago)

      yes i love the boyfriend fit to it too! makes it more casual!

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  4. Ann LeeEllen Crawford
    March 17, 2017 at 12:47 pm (1 month ago)

    Encouraged by this post and all the other ones I’ve read for that matter. I can honestly say that I am more intrigued by Christian fashion bloggers because I know that I will get something eternal out of them and not just some fading fashion tip of the day. Thanks for sharing your walk with Jesus with us and encouraging us to do so as well. God Bless!!

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    • laurenkaysims
      March 20, 2017 at 8:45 am (1 month ago)

      ah thank you so much! seriously so encouraged by this. thank you for reading and for your encouragement! have a great week!

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